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Let Broadway’s ‘Newsies’ Take You Behind the Scenes at the ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Taping

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

I was lucky enough to see the musical “Newsies” on Broadway in New York last year, and I have to say that I’m thrilled the cast will perform a number that’s never been seen before on TV in this year’s Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which will air Christmas morning on ABC on December 25.

While they were here, some of the cast participated in this behind-the-scenes video of their experience. Follow Newsies’ Corey Cott (Jack Kelly), Ryan Steele (Specs) and Jess LeProtto (Buttons) as they travel from their homebase at the Nederlander Theatre in New York, NY, here to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort to prepare for the taping. Once here, the “Newsies” cast learned an adapted routine to the show’s signature song, “Carrying the Banner,” which they performed on Main Street, U.S.A., inside the park. From the sneak peeks offered up in this video, it looks like their performance Christmas morning will be an absolute blast!

The “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” will air December 25 on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.

Can’t wait to see this year’s “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade”? Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtags #DisneyParade and #DisneyHolidays.


  • I am so excited for the Christmas Day Parade! I have it set to record so that I don’t miss a moment 😀

  • Cannot wait to see how this turned out! Being there in person for the filming of their performance was amazing. The whole thing reminds me of the opening to the 1997 Parade telecast, starting at the Train Station and making its way down to Main Street.

  • Love this! I saw Newises at the Papermill Playhouse ( I made a special trip up to NJ just to see it!) I LOVED it! I love this cast, I’ve gotten to meet most of them. This is going to be amazing!

    • I saw it in New York and it was a blast! I’d love to see it again someday.

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